Betsy Teusch to speak at Temple Beth Am

Betsy Teusch

PARSIPPANY — Temple Beth Am in Parsippany’s popular Third Friday Speaker Series continues on Friday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. with Betsy Teusch, Author of 100 Under $100: Tools for Empowering Global Women.

Ms. Teusch will provide powerful and vital insight into “Global Tikkun Olam: Expanding Our Impact to the Planet’s Poorest”.

In her book and presentation, Ms. Teusch explains the challenges faced by the world’s billion plus most impoverished women. These women work extremely hard, held back by a dearth of resources and education, little access to health care, and discriminatory legal and financial services. Ms. Teusch will emphasize the point that with better tools and expanded access, women’s hard work will be more productive, yielding better outcomes for them, their families and their communities. Tools will be highlighted that can be used to help provide women a toe-hold to climb the ladder out of extreme poverty.

Betsy Teutsch is passionate about mobilizing resources for the world’s poorest women. She has pursued Encore Careers as blogger, columnist, community organizer and eco-activist. In addition to her profession as a Judaica artist, she served as Communications Director of GreenMicrofinance, promoting affordable paths out of rural poverty. She is a founding Board Member of the award-winning Shining Hope for Communities and the Kibera School for Girls. Ms. Teutsch launched three local chapters of Dining For Women, a national network of giving circles supporting women’s grassroots initiatives. Ms. Teutsch contributed extensively, based on research from her book, to the Atlantic’s series What Works: Straightforward Solutions to Complex Problems. Married to Dr. David Teutsch, their first grandchild, Shulamit, arrived before the book’s publication. A Fargo, ND, native, she lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Temple Beth Am is located at 879 South Beverwyck Road.